Sunday, February 10, 2013

Belanga - Empire Shopping Gallery (Subang Jaya)

Belanga? How familiar!! Day in day out noisily I roll the belanga/pots in my kitchen, and this Belanga in Empire Shopping Gallery I have been told rolls our wonderful selection of Kelantanese cuisine. I didn't stumble upon Belanga only on this day, in fact, I have passed by a number of times while shopping in this quite a popular mall. On this day, I made it a point to step foot into Belanga for an early lunch, just when they were just getting ready after opening the front door. The staff didn't look happy when I walked in, they didn't greet me either, nope, not even a faint smile. I actually felt uncomfortable, yet I sat at the far end corner elegant corner near the glass window. Service came crawling in tortoise speed, I ordered Mee Bandung Prawns and "Java Fantacy”, and when I started clicking pictures, sigh!, I am not sure why I was stared at.   

While I thought I may have to wait and wait, really wait to be served again, surprisingly Mee Bandung and Java Fantacy came within 10 minutes. Yellow noodles, prawns and vegetables, a calamansi lime, some sliced red chillies and coriander leaves in the thick gravy, Mee Bandung lazily plated. Lazy and messy, believe me. Look at the picture please. Quite disappointing as well, gravy was cold which definitely turned me off. Ranked against a border pass, I then strawed the Java Fantacy - loudly spun in the blender until I could here from where I was seated, celery, tomato, carrot and ginger pulsed, poured into the glass, topped with ice and  a big shaped-up like a stirrer carrot. Well, carrots must be growing behind their counter I thought, what a waste. Regardless, this fruity drink did quench my thirst, hopefully will work super well for detoxing.  

Now, the question you are asking me, will I return to Belanga? After paying RM27.00, additionally service with long face and food didn't really wow me, I am leaving Belanga as a big question mark.

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Belanga Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


  1. You are right about the carrot decor. Java detox drink looks ok.

  2. Reasonably priced, Nava! Busy visiting your Chinese friends? Here's wishing a Happy CNY too! Hahaha!

  3. Great food, atmosphere and brilliant shopping :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  4. have been meaning to pay this restaurant a visit. There is one in Kelana Jaya. Not bad


  5. The nasi kerabu is not bad and is reasonably priced, also I like the decor and cosy ambience of the place, good write up about the other dishes, can decide on what to or not to order next


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